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Kenneth J. Gill, PHD

Department : Psychiatric Rehabilitation And Counseling Professions
Program/Division : Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Academic Title: Professor

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Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
M.S. Marquette University 1984
M.Phil. Columbia University, NY 1995
PHD Columbia University, NY 1996
Title Details
Kenneth J. Gill  12/03/2016 Kenneth J. Gill, Ph.D. is Associate Dean of faculty in the School of Health Professions. He also serves as Chair and Professor in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Counseling Professions The first department of its nature in the country, it offers associates', bachelor, master's and doctoral degrees in psychiatric rehabilitation and, a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling/clinical mental health counseling and associate’s degree in occupational therapy assisting. In his role as department chair, a major focus his work has been support the development of faculty who came to the university as competent practitioners to evolve into scholars, as both educators and researchers. He brings this expertise and the associate dean role. Dr. Gill served as Principal Investigator of Wellness for Life, a multi-disciplinary intervention for persons with psychiatric disabilities and metabolic syndrome. His is also PI and Co-PI of several Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI) grants from SAMHSA to develop and implement peer wellness coaching and other peer services for persons with serious mental illness. He is a co-author of the text, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, in its third edition (2014) and has written than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He co-edited People in Recovery as Providers of Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Beyond the Wisdom of Experience (2010). He is principal investigator of research studying supports for post-secondary students with psychiatric disorders and wellness promotion interventions for persons with co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders. He has won the School of Health-Related Professions excellence in research award twice (1996 and 2012). He oversees evidence-based practice initiatives in both community mental health settings and state psychiatric hospitals. He is a founder and Past President of the Certification Commission on Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Before coming to Rutgers, Dr. Gill worked in community mental health settings. A graduate of Columbia University (B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.) and Marquette University (M.S.), his doctoral degree is in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics. He served as co-editor-in-chief of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal and is an associate editor of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He received USPRA's John Beard and New Jersey's Mort Gati awards, both for career achievement. In 2014, he was inducted into PRA’s Dincin fellows. He serves on the governing and advisory boards of community mental health, professional, and supported housing organizations.

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